Red Sox Opening Day 2009

Opening Day 2009 - originally scheduled for Monday this week and postponed to Tuesday, April 7, due to the rain - was a great way to start the baseball season. The celebrations were quite spectacular with Senator Ted Kennedy throwing the opening pitch and with a fly-over by F-15s from the Air National Guard right after the National Anthem:

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Dustin Pedroia, the 2008 MVP, was second at bat and got the game off to a good start with a home run. And it was great to see a home run by Jason Varitek, too. Josh Beckett came out firing and kept the Rays to two hits and one run in 7 innings.

The Red Sox won 5-3 against Tampa Bay. Only 161 more games to go this season...